Sheridan Prize for Art

The 2021 Sheridan Prize for Art Archive

EDUCATION
2017 B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2015 A.A. Studio Art, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA
2015 A.A. Art History and Professional Practices, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

SELECTED SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2022 Breaking Point, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA
Unspoken Thing, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA
2018 Nicole Irene Anderson / Avery Caauwe, Blasted Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA (two-person)
2017 Nothing Will Be Impossible For Them, CCA Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 Art/Act: Local – This Land, Hazel Wolf Gallery at the David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA (four-person)
Opening Up/Looking Forward, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA
Blessed Unrest, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA
2021 Fresh Art, Marin Society of Artists, online (award)
Through Her Eyes, Gallery 300, Sebastopol, CA
Destination Unknown, Perch Art House, online
2020 Wild Tangents, Perch Art House, online
unGala Art Auction, Museum of Sonoma County, online
MFA Never, Root Division, San Francisco, CA (catalog)
2019 Discovered: Emerging Artists of Sonoma County, Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA (catalog & grant)
The Power of Small Things, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
Pop-up Shop, Woman Made, Berkeley, CA
Alma Mater: Methods, CCA Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA
If I only had time to tell you, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA
2018 Walking The Line, GearBox Gallery, Oakland, CA
The Next Generation, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
2017 50|50 Show: 50 Small Artworks in 50 Days, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Magical Realism: Allegory, Dreams, and Myth, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
Please Do Not Move Will Be Back Later!!!, CCA Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA

AWARDS & GRANTS
2022 Fellowship, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA
2021 Artist Grant, Artist Grant Organization, www.artistgrant.org
1st Prize, Fresh Art, online, selected by Brian Gross
2019 Discovered: Emerging Visual Artist Grant, Creative Sonoma & Community Foundation Sonoma County
2016 Ted Doyle Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Fransisco, CA
2015 Louis and Lundy Siegriest Memorial Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Fransisco, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2022 Open Studio Press, Pacific Coast 2021, New American Paintings, No. 157
Juror: Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI
2021 The Racket Journal, Issue 53, cover page
The Racket Journal, Issue 52, pgs. 12-13 & 15
Wild Roof Journal, Issue 9, pgs. 17-18
2020 Root Division Archive Project, MFA Never, Root Division, San Francisco, CA, pg. 15
2019 Creative Sonoma, Discovered: Emerging Artists of Sonoma County, Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA, pgs. 4-7
Bucquoy, Will. “Museum of Sonoma County showcases local artists in new exhibit,” The Press Democrat, November 23
Swanson, Charlie. “Next Big Thing,” North Bay Bohemian, November 20
Bailey, Heather. “Two Windsor artists are Discovered,” The Windsor Times, September 12
2013 Weltner, Ann. “Are you the Artist?,” New Times, May 1

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS
2022 Panel Discussion for This Land, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA, Moderator: José González
Artist talk for Unspoken Thing, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, CA
2020 Panel Discussion for Discovered: Emerging Artists of Sonoma County, Museum of Sonoma County, Moderator: Jeff Nathanson

Nicole Irene Anderson

Website URL:

https://www.nicoleireneanderson.com/

User Statement

Working in oil, casein, and drawing media, I create paintings and drawings that convey a collective uneasiness and human vulnerability reflective of our times. I explore complex questions of land, home, and the psychological impact of expansion in the west. These contemplative works bring forth multiple associations and conflicting emotions regarding our environment: the often personal, sentimental, and tender memories of home; the comfort and beauty of the ordinary landscape; painful histories; and the anxieties of living in a world forever altered by human-caused climate change. I travel to locations throughout California, searching for areas that elicit a response triggering the nervous system where environmental damage, human alteration, or architectural remnants of the past are noticeable. With my camera, I document this visual pain and beauty and use the photographs as source material where I alter the compositions and colors when translating them into paint and graphite pencil. These desolate and everyday places become visual metaphors for more significant societal and environmental concerns, making the case for empathy and care that should be taken in for the land that holds us.